I’m back, y’all. And when I say “y’all,” I mean “y’all,” ’cause where I’m back from is Arkansas. Thanks a gazillion to Thorn for her amazing series of guest posts; more on that in the non-frivolous update to follow.
So, yeah, I have crossed “vacation in Arkansas” off my life’s To-Do List. Even though it was never actually on there. Went with Laurie and our dear friend Arkansas Meg, the latter of whom hadn’t been back to Little Rock since moving to Chicago in 2005. She was a most excellent tour guide, and she has a bunch of insanely adorable friends who made Laurie and me feel right at home. They could almost convince a girl to move to Arkansas, what with their southern hospitality and stunning good looks and ABSURDLY LOW REAL ESTATE PRICES. Also? Little Rock is full of azaleas and lilacs and trees about three times as tall as any in Illinois.
And homemade bacon.
In any case, we saw everything from the Designing Women house
to the Clinton Presidential Center, featuring such important historical artifacts as presidential easter eggs
to the Governor’s Mansion (a.k.a. Suzanne’s house on Designing Women, I’ve just learned), where we were mostly interested in the bust of Clinton (and where Laurie and Meg were extremely grateful that Mike Huckabee is no longer governor, so I didn’t have to set fire to the lawn)
(that skirt is currently on sale, btw, and I love it).
I also need to show you why I love that Sweet Pea dress so damned much
and most importantly, I need to show you the ring I got at this awesome, awesome store:
Y’all, that’s made out of an actual Tab can. Could you die? (Also, I think the fact that my finger is slightly too fat for it is what makes it perfect.)